Mechanical devices are used, no mouth pipetting

Mouth pipetting is prohibited; mechanical pipetting devices must be used

References:

  • Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories. HHS Publication No. (CDC) 21- 1112, 5th Edition.
  • MSU Biosafety Manual
  • MSU Bloodborne Exposure Control Plan MSU Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • OSHA Standard 1910.1450 App A

Corrective actions:

Pipetting aid must always be used for pipetting procedures. Mouth pipetting must be strictly forbidden. The most common hazards associated with pipetting procedures are the result of mouth suction. Oral aspiration and ingestion of hazards associated with pipetting procedures are the result of mouth suction. Oral aspiration and ingestion of hazardous materials have been responsible for many laboratory-associated infections.